Bringing In Drawing Objects by Property
Concept Procedure Quick Reference
 
 
 

To bring in drawing objects based on object properties

  1. Do one of the following:
    • In Display Manager, click DataAdd Drawing DataQuery Current Drawing.
    • In Display Manager, click DataAdd Drawing DataQuery Source Drawing. Be sure you have attached the DWG files to query.
    • In Display Manager, click DataAdd Drawing DataQuery Topology.
  2. In the Define Query dialog box, click Property.
  3. In the Property Condition dialog box, select a property.
  4. Select an operator.

    For some properties, such as layer, the only available operator is = (equal).

  5. Enter a value for the property.

    To select from a list of values, click Values. For example, if you select the layer property, click Values to display a list of layers in the drawings.

    You can use wild-card characters to enter values for the following properties: Block Name, Color, Text Style, Object Type, Group, Layer, Feature Class, Linetype, and Plotstyle.

  6. Click OK.
  7. Optionally, define another condition. See Combining Conditions.
  8. In the Define Query dialog box, click OK.

The new layer appears in Display Manager. Objects that meet the conditions of the query are included in this layer. To see the objects, you may need to zoom to the drawing extents. Click Map Setup tabMap panelZoom Drawing Extents. At the Command prompt, enter adezextents.